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Reason for Archive to not use Flash


Published August 21, 2009
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Greatly useful news regarding FLASH being a great menace to society as we know it. Therefore greatly good reason for the Archive to not ever use Flash.

Click on "Flash Protest" in Keywords, for all Archived associated documents

1 Security
■ 1.1 User Privacy Compromised by Default, via Local Shared Objects (L SOs)
■ 1.2 Insecure SOL Files Persist Unprotected Private Info Across Browsers and Other Applications.
■ 1.3 Opt ed-In-By-De fault Users Caught Unaware and Unprotected
■ 1 .4 User PCs Compromised via Flash Players

AND MORE,

The future as of February 2009.

One area Adobe is focusing on (as of February 2009) is the deployment of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). To this end, they released Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), a cross-platform runtime environment which can be used to build, using Adobe Flash, rich Internet applications that can be deployed as a desktop application. It recently surpassed 100 million installations worldwide.

Two additional components designed for large-scale implementation have been proposed by Adobe for future releases of Flash: first, the option to require an ad to be played in full before the main video piece is played; and second, the integration of @@@@@@@@@@@ digital rights management (DRM) capabilities. @@@@@@@@@@ This way Adobe can give companies the option to link an advertisement with content and make sure that both are played.

AND MORE YET on the download document.

The document was downloaded from Wikipedia >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash << as at Friday 21 August 2009, 6:45-am GMT/UTC after Wikepedia first used FLASH to turn it into printable format, there after I used public domain software on my PC, hopefully uncontaminated by FLASH to covert to a PDF for uploading to this Archive.

FLASH is coming VERY soon to each and every computer near you, if not yours already without your knowledge.

Will FLASH become the Whole Wide World's number one enemy?

Thanks to Brewster and Co, proprietors of the Internet Archive, for providing use of the IA Forums for public discussions of whether the Archive should be using the infamous FLASH.

Let the discussion commence via the comments under this document I uploaded.

(I wonder if Brewster will join in?)


Publisher Time Traveller
Year 2009
Language English
Collection opensource


Reviews

Reviewer: garthus - - August 21, 2009
Subject: Great posting
Peter,

I just enabled flash block on my Kmeleon and it works great. There is so much flash crap running in the backgroud. Keep up the good work.

Gerry
Reviewer: Time Traveller - - August 21, 2009
Subject: lost cause
Brewster,

How about a separate upload interface for us people not using FLASH?

And, if you decided to remain FLASH FREE, people even with FLASH FULL computers should still be able to upload and download, just like the FLASH FREE people could before you tried going FLASH FULL.

Give people choices, stop dictating what software we have to have on our computers.

Peter Time Traveller, wishing he could go back and change the time line, so Flash never got in by stealth.
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